Weird Fictions Research Group invites you to the last workshop this semester by
Joanna Kaniewska (University of Warsaw)
and Agnieszka Kotwasińska (University of Warsaw)

Sounds of Dune(s): Music-landscaping in Cinema

This event is a part of the Weird Music series organized by the Weird Fictions Research Group members and their invited guests.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
at 5:30 p.m.

You can get 2 OZN points for participating in this event.
Check how to collect OZN points online here.


This is an online event and you need to register at to participate. Deadline for registration is Monday, June 6, 2022. We will send the registered participants a Zoom link a day before the workshop.



In this workshop we’ll talk about Frank Herbert’s Dune and its many adaptations (both real and unrealized). We’ll listen to the scores of two cinematic Dunes (1984 and 2021) in order to see how music and sound are used to bridge sensory gaps in cinematic experiences, and how to write about such synaesthetic encounters in our research.


Joanna (Asia) Kaniewska is a subtitler by day and an independent researcher by night. She graduated from University of Warsaw with MA in Japanese Studies and American Studies and is currently working towards enrolling in the Doctoral School of Humanities. She’s been a part of Weird Fictions Research Group since its very beginnings in 2018. Her academic interests include popular music, Japanese and American popular culture, science fiction, and weird studies. Sometimes, she writes about them on her blog “dziewiętnaście czwartych” (“nineteen fourths”) or talks about them in her radio show “dancing in dystopia.”

Agnieszka Kotwasińska is an assistant professor at the American Studies Center, where she offers courses in American literature, genre literature, horror cinema, and new media. She specializes in Gothic and horror studies, gender studies and queer theory, and feminist new materialism(s). Her current research interests center on literary and film canon formation, embodiment in the so-called low genres, reproduction of death in horror narratives, weird fiction(s) and schizoanalysis. Loves the latest Dune, but does not love Chalamet.